Afghanistan nationals: WASH Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Nimruz, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Purpose of the Job:
The purpose of the WASH assistant (Hygiene Promoter) position is to liaise and work closely in Hygiene Promotion with WASH department in implementing the WASH projects. The incumbent is expected to deliver hygiene promotion trainings for a wide range of Beneficiaries from School students to Adult IDPs.
S/He might be asked to help with all WASH related activities in Schools, Host communities and formal/informal IDP settlements.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities:
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines 
Assist a range of support with the implementation of the WASH portfolio according to plan of action 
Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated 
Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards 
Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team 
Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work 
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management 
Ensure proper filing of documents  
Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise 
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific Responsibilities:
Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled
Operate field equipment.
Work closely with all WASH projects stakeholders
Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
Coordinate closely his or her activities with WASH Officer Assist her/his direct supervisor/Officer on planning, organizing, facilitating of projects.
Be willing to travel throughout the districts and other provinces, this is primarily a field position and will require physical activity in a range of demanding natural environments and conditions.
Any others tasks assigned by supervisor / WASH Technical Assitant.
Participate in field missions.
Responsible for assessment of KAP1 and KAP2 and analysis for result understand.
H&H campaign (family Visit1, Visit2 and Vist3) planning, implementation and monitoring
Conduct the hygiene massages through field missions to beneficiaries
Motivate beneficiaries about usages of latrines.
Produce reports on weekly base, monthly as well as on required base
Distribute the hygiene kits to the targeted and planned beneficiaries
Deliver hygiene training sessions for School students.
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash response


At least high School Diploma, Bachelor Degree is preferred.
Previous Experience in Health & Safety (1-3 years)
The hygiene promotion background.
Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs
Fluency in English and Dari/Pashto
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Good Communication skills & Compute skills,
Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
Able to plan activities & carry them through effectively
Work confidently within a group

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect

We can offer

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
Top up Credit card on monthly basis
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor law

For more information about this position, please click on Job Description and NRC Grade Structure